Lago di Cadore - Pieve di Cadore, Belluno, Italy

Our first stop in the Dolomites was the town of Pieve di Cadore. The town is surrounded by the Marmarole Mountain Range, which are part of the Belluno Section of the Dolomites. Along the eastern edge of the town is a man-made lake, Lago di Cadore. The lake was created in the 1950’s when a dam was built on the Pieve River and it runs the length of six Italian towns. On the southern part of the lake, there is an observation deck which offers the view shown in the photo. It a beautiful and tranquil scene.